The Canadian Music Café is excited to announce the lineup for its seventh annual edition, taking place September 14-15, 2015 at the famed Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West) in downtown Toronto! Canadian musicians participating at this year’s
two-day event during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF®) will have the opportunity to showcase their synch-friendly music to selected, international music supervisors and filmed media decision makers. The Canadian Music Café is a springboard for up-and-coming Canadian talent to show off their diverse catalogues and is open to industry professionals to facilitate song placements in TV, film, advertising and video games.
With alumni such as City & Colour, Dear Rouge, Martha Wainwright, Chantal Kreviazuk, USS, Buck 65, Arkells and many more, the Canadian Music Café once again brings fresh Canadian talent to the attention of filmed media professionals. Café alumni songs have been discovered at previous showcases and placed in dozens of Canadian, American and international film and TV productions and commercials. This year, the Café has invited 11 top-notch music supervisors from the UK and USA (to be announced at a later date) to join filmed media professionals at the event.
“The CMPA is once again thrilled to be a presenter of the Canadian Music Café in 2015. We are very excited to showcase the diverse lineup of talented Canadian artists to our international and Canadian music supervisor guests and the filmed media communities that gather in Toronto during TIFF,” says Jodie Ferneyhough, president of CMPA.
“Following another hugely successful edition of the Café in 2014, CIMA is pleased to continue the annual tradition, which we hope will become a cornerstone for industry during TIFF,” says CIMA President, Stuart Johnston. “Facilitating the relationship between recorded music and filmed media is so important to developing our emerging Canadian talent.”
This year’s talent lineup is as follows:
Monday, September 14:
1:00 PM JEEN (ON)
1:50 pm DONOVAN WOODS (ON)
2:40 pm MICHAEL BERNARD FITZGERALD (AB)
3:30 pm ATTICA RIOTS (MB)
4:20 pm TERRA LIGHTFOOT (ON)
Tuesday, September 15:
1:00 pm KEN YATES (ON)
1:50 pm AHI (ON)
2:40 pm KAYLEIGH O’CONNOR (NS)
3:30 pm NUELA CHARLES (AB)
4:20 pm SCOTT HELMAN (ON)
The Canadian Music Café is a joint initiative produced by the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) whose mandates are to support, exploit and advocate for the Canadian publishers and Canadian independent music community, respectively. The CMPA and CIMA gratefully acknowledge that the 2015 Canadian Music Café is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation and the generous support from the Federal Government via the Canada Music Fund. To learn more please visit www.canadianmusiccafe.com.